DSM Announces New 3D Printing Material for 365nm


Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, introduces Somos® ProtoGen Clear 365nm for photopolymer-based 3D printers.

The 3D printing industry is moving towards incorporating LED and DLP technology in their equipment for cost efficiency and to achieve faster processing. These systems operate at higher wavelengths including 365nm. Somos® is responding to this trend by developing materials specifically for this higher wavelength.

Somos® ProtoGen Clear 365nm is the next material to be released in the Somos® 365nm product portfolio. It is a highly versatile material that can be used for a wide variety of applications due to its excellent transparency, accuracy and high temperature resistance.Theserobust features make it ideal for multiple industries including: electronics, consumer products, automotive and  aerospace.

“We are delighted to announce the latest addition to the Somos® 365nm product portfolio,” says Melissa Hayes, Business Director Somos®. “We are committed to innovation and will continue to expand our portfolio for 365nm photopolymer-based 3D printers while providing customers with the high quality products that they have come to rely on Somos® for at  this new wavelength.”

The high performance characteristics of Somos® ProtoGen Clear 365nm closely mirror those of the category leading Somos® ProtoGen stereolithography materials. The Somos® ProtoGen family has been one of the best-selling, multi-purpose materials in the Somos® portfolio for over eight years used in applications that demand excellent humidity and temperature resistance.

Somos® ProtoGen 365nm and Somos® PerFORM 365nm are setting a new level of high performance for 365nm photopolymer-based 3D printers.

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously.

DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 24,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €10 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.    

About Somos®
DSM believes that 3D printing is a major change agent for the world creating  brighter lives for people today and generations to come.  Somos® Materials move the Additive Manufacturing industry to a new level of performance.  We are dedicated to customer growth in the ever-changing world of 3D Printing and promote this growth through continuous material and application development, encouraging industry collaboration and maximizing customer asset value by providing continuous information and support. More information about Somos® can be found at www.dsm.com/somos.

DSM Functional Materials
Kelly Hawkinson
BU Marketing & Communications Manager
tel. +1-847-608-2530
e-mail kelly.hawkinson@dsm.com

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